Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly constructed school building for Shree Sharda Higher Secondary School under Nepal- India Economic Cooperation Program.The function was attended by the representatives of the District Development Committee, Bhojpur, community leaders and a large number of people from the area.
Established in 1957 as a Primary School and subsequently upgraded to Higher Secondary level in 2008, Shree Sharda Higher Secondary School, situated at Deurali VDC in Bhojpur District, has been developed with community resources and is among the oldest Government – recognised schools of the district. The new school building constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 19.12 million will help in creation of better facilities for over 700 students, about 55% of whom are girls and would create an improved environment for learning and contribute to the development of education in the district.
In addition to this project, the school building for Shree Bhimodaya Higher Secondary School has been constructed with Indian assistance of NRs. 11.4 million and work is on-going for the construction of 15 bedded hospital building at Dingla VDC in Bhojpur District with Indian assistance of NRs. 26.6 million. Two ambulances have also been provided to health organizations for use in the district.
Underlining the importance of strengthening of educational infrastructure for Nepal’s overall development, Ambassador of India, in his address, expressed the hope that the various educational projects being executed or completed under the Nepal – India Economic Cooperation Programme will help the people of Nepal in their quest towards peace and prosperity.
Recognizing the importance of accelerating growth in Nepal, India remains committed to rendering all possible assistance in that direction. The India – Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over NRs. 65 billion with more than 475 large and small development projects completed or currently being implemented in almost all the districts of Nepal. These development projects mainly in the sectors of education, health and infrastructure development have been undertaken in response to local needs, and in partnership with the Government of Nepal.